2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Unbundling Effect: Who’s Next?

Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St

What if the structure of the US as we now know it disappeared over the next decade and the so-called institutions were no more? Overpriced universities were no longer the epitome of education, cable companies no longer ruled the airwaves, banking was no longer conducted at a stuffy bank with cumbersome regulations and hotels were no longer central to the likes of Hilton, the Four Seasons, etc. These seemingly far-fetched ideas, are events that are slowly becoming a reality through the use of innovative technology and transparency through social media and online identity, combined with a new attitude among consumers and industry leaders.

This dual conversation will be between Fundera CEO Jared Hecht and GA co-founder Brad Hargreaves who are fueling this change and unbundling in two large industries – education and banking. They are shaping these industries to be more in line with what today’s consumer wants; transparency, efficiency, and no red tape.


#sxsw #unbundling


Brad Hargreaves


General Assembly

Jared Hecht

Co-Founder & CEO


Jared Hecht is co-founder and CEO at Fundera, an online marketplace that connects small business owners to the best possible funding option. Previously, Jared co-founded GroupMe, a group messaging ...

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